Stephen E. Arnold: NYC Challenging Racist Algorithms

Ethics, Government, IO Impotency
Stephen E. Arnold

New York Begins Asking If Algorithms Can Be Racist

The whole point of algorithms is to be blind to everything except data. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that in the wrong hands, algorithms and AI could have a very negative impact on users. We learned more in a recent ACLU post, “New York Takes on Algorithm Discrimination.”

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This is a very promising step toward solving a very real problem. From racist coding to discriminatory AI, this is a topic that is creeping into the national conversation. We hope others will follow in New York’s footsteps and find ways to prevent this injustice from going further.